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The Berkeley Lab Tuition Assistance Program

The Berkeley Lab Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Berkeley Lab is committed to developing employees to their fullest potential. That commitment includes supporting you to secure a college or university education.  Through the Tuition Assistance Program, if you are a career employee, you can receive tuition reimbursement (or advancement) for courses at an accredited college or university that will help increase effectiveness in your current position and for career development.  You can leverage this program to secure a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree, or an equivalent level certificate.  Below is more information on the program and the required forms.

Contact the Tuition Assistance Program Coordinator, Warren Moore (x7943), or the Tuition Assistance Program Manager, Patricia Montano (x7953), at 

About TAP

Below are the policy and procedure requirements of the program. You must read them before applying to the TAP

Applying to TAP and Enrolling in Your First Courses

If this is your first time in the program, you must complete the following form before starting your educational program

Once you've completed the plan and obtained the required signatures

As a career employee, you can take college and university courses, not leading to a degree or certificate. These courses should be job related, but not required for your position, through the Tuition Assistance Program under Tier 2 classification.

Tuition for Tier 2 is reimbursed at 2/3 of the total cost
Download the Tier 2 Approval Form

For complete instructions for the TAP procedures, click here:

Enrolling in Courses

To apply for approval for your courses, you must complete the following form before you start your term

For a quick reminder of the process and additional details about actions you may need to take

Processing Reimbursement and/or Clearing Your Advance

Once you complete your course(s)

UC Berkeley Fee Reduction

Career employees working 50% time or more may take courses at UC Berkeley with a 2/3 discount on tuition. This can be combined with the Laboratory's Tuition Assistance Program to offer complete tuition coverage and a cost savings for the Laboratory.


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